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NAME

  Aleksandra Parpura-Gill, M.D., Ph.D.          

POSITION TITLE

  Project Director

 

INSTITUTION AND LOCATION

DEGREE

(if applicable)

 

YEAR(s)

 

FIELD OF STUDY

 

 University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Croatia

  

  Iowa State University, Iowa

              

  

               

 

M.D.

 

Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

1991

 

1998

 

 

 

 

General Practice

 

Biomedical and Neuroscience Program

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

1997                                  Clinical Hospital Center Split, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Rotating internship in Medicine – Staff Physician

 

1997                                  Simpson College, Department of Biological Sciences, Adjunct Faculty

 

1997-1998                  Iowa Foundation for Medical Care, Department of Medicaid/Medicare Quality Improvement Projects

 

1997-1999                  Managed Care Consulting, State of Iowa Department of Human Services

      1999-present      Research Institute of the Hebrew Home of  Greater Washington, Research     

                               Associate

 

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS:

Parpura, V., Markos, I., Parpura, A., & Gill, H.S.  (1988).  Role of serum sialic acids in diagnostics of cancer.  3rd Yugoslav Mtg. of medical and dentistry students.  Abstracts, Pristina, 122.

Gill, H.S., Parpura-Gill, A., & Thieman, A.  (in preparation).  Risk factors for substance abuse among adolescent youth.

Parpura-Gill, A., & Uemura, E.  (in submission).  The effects of b-amyloid on astroglial release of nitric oxide mediated by IL-1b, TNF-a, and IFN-g.

Avant, L.L., Thieman, A., Gill, H.S., & Parpura-Gill, A.  (in submission).  Prerecognition visual processing of dot pattern letters: A neurobiological hypothesis.

Parpura, A.  (1991).  The role of perforant veins in therapeutic approach to Varicose syndrome of the lower extremities.  University of Zagreb.

Parpura, A., & Uemura, E.  (1993).  b-amyloid stimulates glutamate release from microglial cells.  23rd Annual Meeting of Society for Neuroscience.  Abstracts, Washington, D.C., 77.6.

Goodwin, J., Martens, C., Parpura, A., & Uemura, E.  (1993).  b-amyloid mediates activation of nitric oxide synthase and release of nitric oxide in cultured microglia cells.  23rd Annual Meeting of Society for Neuroscience.  Abstracts, Washington, D.C., 77.5

 

Parpura-Gill, A., Martens, C., Goodwin, J., & Uemura, E.  (1994).  b-amyloid mediates nitric oxide release from cultured astrocytes in combination with IL-1b, TNF-a, and Poly I:C.  24th Annual Meeting of Society for Neuroscience.  Abstracts, Miami Beach, Florida, 252.14.

 

Goodwin, J., Martens, C., Parpura-Gill, A., & Uemura, E.  (1994).  b-amyloid in combination with IFN-g and Poly I:C induces nitric oxide release in cultured microglial cells.  24th Annual Meeting of Society for Neuroscience.  Abstracts, Miami Beach, Florida, 252.13.

 

Parpura-Gill, A., Martens, C., & Uemura, E.  (1995).  b-amyloid inhibits glutamate uptake in cultured rat astrocytes.  25th Annual Meeting of Society for Neuroscience.  Abstracts, San Diego, California, 194.3.

 

Parpura-Gill, A., Martens, C., Beitz, D., & Uemura, E.  (1996).  b-amyloid inhibits glutamate uptake in cultured rat astrocytes.  26th Annual Meeting of Society for Neuroscience.  Abstracts, San Diego, California, 148.9.

 

Parpura-Gill, A., Beitz, D., & Uemura, E.  (1997).  The inhibitory effect of b-amyloid on glutamate and glucose uptakes by cultured astrocytes.  Brain Research, 754, 65-71.

 

Parpura-Gill, A.  (1998).  The role of astrocytes in Alzheimer’s disease.  Iowa State University.

 

Gill, H.S., & Parpura-Gill, A.  (1999).  United States health care delivery system, reform, and transition to managed care.  CMJ, 40(2), 273-279.

 

Parpura-Gill, A., & Cohen-Mansfield, J.  (2000).  Shared interest clubs as interventions for loneliness: Preliminary results on topic preferences.  Program abstract of the 53rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America Council.  The Gerontologist, 40(Special Issue 1), 51.  

 

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